Super Rod (Neo Genesis 103)

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Trainer Item
Super Rod
すごいつりざお Amazing Fishing Rod
SuperRodPaldeaEvolved276.jpg
Paldea Evolved hyper rare print
Illus. Toyste Beach

Super Rod (Japanese: すごいつりざお Amazing Fishing Rod) is an Item card. It was first released in the Neo Genesis expansion as a Trainer card.

Card text

Neo Genesis print
ACE SPEC You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
ACE SPEC You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
Team Plasma
Team Plasma
ACE SPEC You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
Team Flare TCG logo.png FLARE
Prism Star (Prism Star) Rule
You can't have more than 1 Prism Star card with the same name in your deck. If a Prism Star card would go to the discard pile, put it in the Lost Zone instead.
TAG TEAM
Single Strike
Rapid Strike
Fusion Strike
Ancient
Ancient
{{{ruletext}}}
VSTAR Power
Flip a coin. If heads, put an Evolution card from your discard pile, if any, into your hand. If tails, put a Basic Pokémon card from your discard pile, if any, into your hand.
 
Do Nothing  
At the beginning of your turn, flip a coin. If heads, you can do nothing during your turn. If tails, your opponent can do nothing during his or her next turn.
Ability
Do Nothing
 
At the beginning of your turn, flip a coin. If heads, you can do nothing during your turn. If tails, your opponent can do nothing during his or her next turn.
 
Do Nothing  
At the beginning of your turn, flip a coin. If heads, you can do nothing during your turn. If tails, your opponent can do nothing during his or her next turn.
Black & White Series prints
ACE SPEC You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
ACE SPEC You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
Team Plasma
Team Plasma
ACE SPEC You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
Team Flare TCG logo.png FLARE
Prism Star (Prism Star) Rule
You can't have more than 1 Prism Star card with the same name in your deck. If a Prism Star card would go to the discard pile, put it in the Lost Zone instead.
TAG TEAM
Single Strike
Rapid Strike
Fusion Strike
Ancient
Ancient
{{{ruletext}}}
VSTAR Power
Shuffle 3 in any combination of Pokémon and basic Energy cards from your discard pile back into your deck.
 
Do Nothing  
At the beginning of your turn, flip a coin. If heads, you can do nothing during your turn. If tails, your opponent can do nothing during his or her next turn.
Ability
Do Nothing
 
At the beginning of your turn, flip a coin. If heads, you can do nothing during your turn. If tails, your opponent can do nothing during his or her next turn.
 
Do Nothing  
At the beginning of your turn, flip a coin. If heads, you can do nothing during your turn. If tails, your opponent can do nothing during his or her next turn.
You may play as many Item cards as you like during your turn (before your attack).
BREAKthrough print
ACE SPEC You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
ACE SPEC You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
Team Plasma
Team Plasma
ACE SPEC You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
Team Flare TCG logo.png FLARE
Prism Star (Prism Star) Rule
You can't have more than 1 Prism Star card with the same name in your deck. If a Prism Star card would go to the discard pile, put it in the Lost Zone instead.
TAG TEAM
Single Strike
Rapid Strike
Fusion Strike
Ancient
Ancient
{{{ruletext}}}
VSTAR Power
Shuffle 3 in any combination of Pokémon and basic Energy cards from your discard pile into your deck.
 
Do Nothing  
At the beginning of your turn, flip a coin. If heads, you can do nothing during your turn. If tails, your opponent can do nothing during his or her next turn.
Ability
Do Nothing
 
At the beginning of your turn, flip a coin. If heads, you can do nothing during your turn. If tails, your opponent can do nothing during his or her next turn.
 
Do Nothing  
At the beginning of your turn, flip a coin. If heads, you can do nothing during your turn. If tails, your opponent can do nothing during his or her next turn.
You may play as many Item cards as you like during your turn (before your attack).
Scarlet & Violet Series prints
ACE SPEC You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
ACE SPEC You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
Team Plasma
Team Plasma
ACE SPEC You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
Team Flare TCG logo.png FLARE
Prism Star (Prism Star) Rule
You can't have more than 1 Prism Star card with the same name in your deck. If a Prism Star card would go to the discard pile, put it in the Lost Zone instead.
TAG TEAM
Single Strike
Rapid Strike
Fusion Strike
Ancient
Ancient
{{{ruletext}}}
VSTAR Power
Shuffle up to 3 in any combination of Pokémon and Basic Energy cards from your discard pile into your deck.
 
Do Nothing  
At the beginning of your turn, flip a coin. If heads, you can do nothing during your turn. If tails, your opponent can do nothing during his or her next turn.
Ability
Do Nothing
 
At the beginning of your turn, flip a coin. If heads, you can do nothing during your turn. If tails, your opponent can do nothing during his or her next turn.
 
Do Nothing  
At the beginning of your turn, flip a coin. If heads, you can do nothing during your turn. If tails, your opponent can do nothing during his or her next turn.
You may play any number of Item cards during your turn.


Release information

Neo Series

This card was included as a Trainer card in the Neo Genesis expansion with artwork by Keiji Kinebuchi, first released in the Japanese Gold, Silver, to a New World... expansion.

Black & White Series

Super Rod was later released as an Item card with a completely different effect in the Noble Victories expansion with new artwork by 5ban Graphics, first released in the Japanese Red Collection. It was reprinted as a Tinsel Holofoil in the Dragon Vault, first released in the Japanese Dragon Selection subset.

XY Series

Super Rod was reprinted again with new artwork by Toyste Beach in the BREAKthrough expansion, first released in the Japanese Noivern BREAK Evolution Pack. It was later reprinted in the Japanese BREAK Starter Pack.

Sun & Moon Series

During the Sun & Moon Series, Super Rod was reprinted in the Japanese Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Deck Build Boxes, a set of competitive-play focused products that reprinted popular and useful cards that people used in recent tournaments. The print retained the XY Series layout for Trainer cards.

Scarlet & Violet Series

Super Rod was included as both a Regular card and a hyper rare in the Paldea Evolved expansion, first released in the Japanese Snow Hazard expansion. Both prints feature new artwork by Toyste Beach. The card received a slight text change to include the phrase up to, in order to give players the option to take fewer than the maximum number of cards. In Japan, the Regular print was reprinted in the Ruler of the Black Flame Deck Build Box, in both Terastal Starter Sets, the Venusaur & Charizard & Blastoise Special Deck Set ex, the Shiny Treasure ex subset, both Starter Deck & Build Sets, and the Battle Master Deck Terastal Charizard ex.

The BREAKthrough print of Super Rod was reprinted in Holofoil for the Pokémon Trading Card Game Classic, although it uses its Scarlet & Violet Series text. This reprint lacks a regulation mark and is thus not legal for tournament play.

Gallery

SuperRodNeoGenesis103.jpg
Neo Genesis print
Illus. Keiji Kinebuchi
SuperRodNobleVictories95.jpg
Noble Victories print
Illus. 5ban Graphics
SuperRodBREAKthrough149.jpg
BREAKthrough print
Illus. Toyste Beach
SuperRodPaldeaEvolved188.jpg
Paldea Evolved Regular print
Illus. Toyste Beach
SuperRodPaldeaEvolved276.jpg
Paldea Evolved hyper rare print
Illus. Toyste Beach
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori


Trivia

This card's Noble Victories expansion print is similar to that of Night Maintenance from Mysterious Treasures, which in turn matched Nightly Garbage Run from the Team Rocket expansion.

Origin

The Super Rod is the most effective fishing item featured in the Pokémon games.


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